I met with Napper Tandy, and he took me by the hand And he said, "How's poor old Ireland, and how does she stand?" "She's the most distressful country that ever yet was seen For they're hanging men and women there for the Wearin' o' the Green. "
The claim is that English would execute any Irishman or Irishwoman who was caught wearing green, or displaying green as a banner or flag, because the colour green was used as a symbol of Irish patriotism, and supporters of the rebellion used it. The time of this was probably in the late 1770's through the mid 1790's. In 1798 the Irish finally rebelled against the English because of the tyranny and oppression they faced every day by the hands of the English. .
We are familar with the news that
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for breaching the body's kit and advertising regulations.
Guardiola will be sanctioned for “wearing a political message, specifically a yellow ribbon,” according to the FA. The City chief had previously ignored two official warning from the organization.
The FA began to hold dialogue with Guardiola, in December, regarding wearing the ribbon pitchside, which the body says is a violation of its regulations.
The ex-Barcelona and Spain midfielder has until March 5 to respond to the federation's charge.
The revered soccer manager explained, late last year, that he dons the ribbon in solidarity with imprisoned politicians in his native Catalonia.
“All the politicians that are in prison, I hope they can leave and go back home soon with their families and continue living the lives they deserve,” he expressed.
Guardiola is free to wear the yellow ribbon pitchside during Union of European Football Associations Champions League fixtures, since the FA rules exclude Tuesdays and Wednesdays, or unrestricted during pre- and post-match media commitments.
“Hopefully sooner or later I can stop wearing it (altogether),” the soccer manager further explained.
With elections in Catalonia approaching,in december Madrid unleashed a crackdown on an unlikely target: fountains lit up in yellow are banned in Barcelona. The argument was that the illumination promotes separatist views.The move by the local branch of the Spanish electoral commission was spearheaded by the lawmakers of Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s People’s Party (PP). Alberto Fernandez, the speaker for PP in Barcelona City Council, decried the earlier decision by the council to light up fountains yellow in solidarity with the families of the jailed Catalonian officials and pro-independence activists. Fernandez stated that it amounts to open support for the Catalan independence cause.
The election board sided with PP, citing a law that forbids public bodies to use images “coinciding or similar to those used in the campaigns by any party running the elections” ordering the council to shut down the illumination.
How long will it be before the wearing of a Yellow Ribbon becomes a criminal offence in Spain,
It seems that it was alright for
David d'Enterria *X @denterd
a procession in Spain.
But how long before the heirs of Franco ban the wearing on a yelow ribbon even the colour Yellow.
As Europe seemingly complies with the Fascist Spanish Government by arresting democratically elected politicians who are charged with Rebellion it is likely that there will be moves by Madrid to inanimate all aspects of Catalonian resistance.
How long before they are arresting men and women for the wearing of the yellow?